As a proud partner of the Texas Rangers, Germania Insurance is teaming up with the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation to honor the life and legacy of baseball icon Jackie Robinson for Major League Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Day.
Germania has partnered with Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation to pledge $42,000 to The Jackie Robinson Foundation and a number of other organizations that support local youth development, education, and small businesses. The Jackie Robinson Foundation will allocate their portion of the donation to fund two scholarships for their annual scholars program.
“Today we honor Jackie Robinson’s life and legacy as a respected symbol of equality and social change over the past 73 years,” Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Min Choi said. “Just as Mr. Robinson did for his community, Germania understands our civic duty and strives to support our Texas communities, especially during these trying times.”
Jackie Robinson Day, which normally takes place April 15, will be celebrated Aug. 28 throughout Major League Baseball. The Rangers will host the Los Angeles Dodgers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, where both teams will commemorate the day with all uniformed personnel wearing No. 42 as a tribute to Robinson.
Robinson became the first Black American professional baseball player to play in Major League Baseball when he started first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers April 15, 1947. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
Rangers and Dodgers players and coaches will collaborate on a video honoring the legacy of Jackie Robinson to be shown pregame on the Globe Life Field video boards.